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Adopt a Small Animal - Adoption Process

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Adopt a Small Animal - Adoption Process

Adoption Process - Small Animals

First of all, you will need to decide which small animal will suit your lifestyle best.

Rabbits make brilliant pets but require a lot of time and are much more like having a dog than a hamster. Most of our rodents are nocturnal - They will be awake in the evenings and at night, so don’t always make the best pets for children.

Please note, that all of our small animals (except Syrian hamsters) must be kept in pairs or groups

We take particular care when rehoming to a family with children under the age of seven.

How to adopt a Small Animal:

Please note, the centre is closed for filming from Friday 9th to Saturday 17th August (inclusive).

1. Learn about the different species to discover which small animal best suits your family, lifestyle, experience and expectations; Meet the Animals here

2. You are welcome to enquire about a specific animal through the website, or contact us by email info@raystede.org or phone 01825 840252

3. Complete an application form;

4. Send photos, along with measurements, of your set up for the accommodation to smallanimals1@raystede.org.

5. Where necessary send in proof of neuter / spay and vaccinations of any existing animals you have.

6. Visit the centre between 10am and 4pm. We are open seven days a week and no appointment is needed (we suggest arriving by 3pm to allow time for the process)

7. Once approved, book an appointment to adopt your new animals.

All of our small animals are:

  • Health checked by a vet
  • Assessed for their behaviour and personality
  • Where appropriate, animals are neutered
  • Rabbit are also microchipped, vaccinated (against Myxomatosis, RVHD1 and RVHD2) and come with 4 weeks' free insurance with Petplan

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